Private Investigations: Licensing, Registration, and Renewal
IMPORTANT: Effective February 20, 2023
The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department has implemented an online licensing system for all Private Investigations Advisory Board occupations. This investment will simplify the licensing process, making it easier for applicants and licensees to apply for and renew licenses in New Mexico.
Applications for initial licensure must be submitted through an online portal.
License and registration attachments required for online application:
Private Investigator – Certificate in Support of Experience form
Private Investigations Employee – Certificate of Employment or Contract form
Private Investigations Manager – Certificate of Employment or Contract
Private Investigation Company – Attachment A (required for each Owner, Director, and Officer)
Private Patrol Operator – Certificate in Support of Experience form
Private Patrol Operations Manager – Certificate of Employment or Contract
Private Patrol Company – Attachment A (required for each Owner, Director, and Officer)
Security Guard Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 – Training Verification form
Click here to apply.
1. Visit nmrldlpi.force.com/bcd/s and click on the “Self Register” link.
2. Fill out the presented form and click “Register”.
3. Once you successfully complete your registration form, you will receive an email (at the email address you entered) from email@example.com that will allow you to set your password (if you do not see the email, please check your inbox or spam/junk folder).
4. After setting your password, you can then enter the portal and renew your license. Once renewed, please print the electronic copy of your license which you may use until your official license is received from the board office.
** Please note: if you have completed the steps above and upon entering the portal you do not see your license information, you will need to email the RLD IT Support Team with the following information:
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: Renewal Registration Complete
Within the body of the email, please also include your name and license number.
Thank you for your patience as we modernize our licensing platforms to better serve you!